Fractal Design Showcases an Offbeat Define S Chassis

Fractal Design, a well-known Swedish PC hardware developer, comes out with an innovative PC chassis, entitled Define S. The new-comer offers an ideal balance of functionality with a perfect soundproofing. Its exterior is differentiated by a classic strictness and style combined with a totally black coverage. The case might accommodate as mini-ITX/mATX motherboards, so full ATX items. Moreover, potential customers are able to choose between a windowed version ($90) and an entirely blind version ($80) of the chassis.

Key peculiarity of Fractal Design Define S model is absence of traditional bays for ODD and HDD/SSD. Instead of them, there are dedicated vertical seats on the reverse side of the motherboard tray for three 3.5-inch drives and two additional 2.5-inch drives. Seats for the 5.25-inch ODD are absent at all.

The layout allows for the installation of 425-mm graphics cards (if frontal fans are excluded, the maximal admissible length of cards might be 450 mm), CPU …

Bezel-less PC Monitor Philips 274E5QSB Review

Next generation displays, mostly bezel-less items, are becoming frequenters in hardware PC stores. Each manufacturer tries to elaborate at least a single such product in order not to fall behind its competitors. Philips is happy to replenish its own inventory with a new bezel-less display, codenamed 274E5QSB. This 27-inch monitor belongs to Brilliance series and features AH-IPS panel. Its major attraction is a competitive price that makes this model one of the most affordable products of such a class in the market.


Monitor Philips 274E5QSB features the following specifications:

— matrix: type – AH-IPS, backlit – W-LED with hard coating surface, aspect ratio – 16:9, resolution – 1920x1080, amount of produced colors – 16.7 m, viewing angles – 178/178 (down and across), response time – 14 ms ISO, contrast – 1000:1/20M:1 (static/dynamic), brightness – 250 cd/m2;

— onboard acoustics: absent;

— VESA support – present;

— PSU: …

CPU Cooling System Ice Hammer IH-4700 Review

Coolers designed by Ice Hammer have been always noticeable for an appropriate correlation of performance and price. Its cooling system IH-4700 is not an exclusion, since it provides both — perfect cooling effect and attractive final cost. Model IH-4700 is a recipient of the fourth product series which differentiates by an improved framework and more efficient operation. It supports a range of Intel and AMD processors, and features PWM fan controller.

Delivery Set

Cooler Ice Hammer IH-4700 is supplied in a cardbox of medium size. Traditionally, the box contains some technical details about the product and a set of accessories necessary for the installation. The cooler itself is packed in a separate box which involves a subsection for accompanying elements. User's manual contains guidance on the cooler's installation into Intel and AMD platforms. The list of accessories embraces a backplate, a clamping plate, a fixing plate, a set of fixing screws, a thermal compound, and …
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